giovedì 31 ottobre 2013

English translation of the instructions for the T-shirt Denise / traduzione in inglese delle istruzioni per la Maglietta Denise



PULL DENISE  (traduzione di Clotopolde http://www.ravelry.com/people/clotopolde)


The pattern is very flexible and you can easily shape it for your own size by increasing or decreasing the number of stitches on each row.
Instructions follow :

Abbreviation:
st = stitch
R = row
M1 = Marker for beginning of row
M = Marker
K = knit
P = purl
yo = yarn over
k2t = knit 2 together

Materials (S/M size) :
250 gr of TIRRENO yarn from Lane Borgosesia (50 gr = 125 m) col. n. 824 
Circular needle 3,5mm
5 markers

Gauge 10x10 cm = 20st x 32r

Cast on 144 st on the circular needle and join in a round being careful not to twist the stitches. Mark the beginning of the round with a stitch marker (M1).

1st R: Work in stockinette stitch. Insert the markers as follows: 30 st, M, 2 st, M, 80 st, M, 2 st, M, 30 st. 
Stitches are as follows: 60 st for the back, 2 st for the 1st sleeve, 80 st for the front, 2 st for the 2nd sleeve.

R 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6: Work in stockinette stitch, increasing 1 st before and after the 2 st between the Ms.
[Explanation : * knit to M, make 1, slip M, knit 2st, slip M, make 1*, repeat from *, then knit to end of row (M1)]

 R 7: Begin short rows on the front. Work as before until 2 st before 3rd M, turn and purl until 2 st before 2nd M, turn and knit until 3 st before 3rd M, turn and purl until 3 st before 2nd M, turn and knit to end of round, making all the usual increases for the sleeves.

R 8 - 9 - 10 - 11 -12: as row 7.

R 13: Work in stockinette stitch, making the usual increases.

R 14: Work in stockinette stitch, at the same time place the 1st and 2nd  M so as to have 4 st in between, and consequently, make all your increases inside the markers. Do the same for 3rd and 4th M.

R 15 - 16 - 17 - 18: Work in stockinette stitch, making the usual increases.

R 19 : Short rows again. Work as before until 1 st before 3rd M, turn and purl until 1 st before 2nd M, turn and knit to end of round, making all the usual increases for the sleeves.

R 20 - 21 - 22 - 23 - 24: as row 19.

R 25 and following: Work in stockinette stitch, making the usual increases. When you reach a number of 50 st between the M, make the increases every other row. When you reach a number of 60 st between the M, put those 60 st on a stitch-holder (or on loose yarn), do the same for the second sleeve.

Next row, when reaching the 1st M : cast on 3 st, skip the 60 st on the stitch-holder, join after the 2nd M, knit until 3rd M, repeat (cast on 3 st, skip 60 st), knit until end of round.

Keep working in stockinette stitch for 20 rows.

Start knitting the 12 cables on 192 st. [see cable instructions]

Repeat 5 times the cable pattern.

Work 10 rows in garter stitch and cast off.

Pick-up the sleeve stitches and work 6 rows in garter stitch, cast off.

[Cable :
(Number of stitches is a multiple of 16)
·      R1 - *k 8, p 8, repeat from * till end of round
·      R2 and all even rows: * k 8, p 8, repeat from * till end of round
·      R3 -  *place 4 st on a stitch-holder in front, k 4, k the 4 st from the stitch-holder, p 8, repeat from *
·      R5 - 7 - 9 - 11 - 13:  *k 1, k2t, yo, k 2 st right-crossed (knit the 2nd stitch on the left needle without slipping it, knit the 1st stitch you just skipped, slip the 2 stitches) yo, k2t, k 1, p 8, repeat.
Start R1 again]

That’s it !
Good luck to those of you who want to have a try!

Word of advice: the amount of yarn was hardly enough for me, so if you want to make the garment a little wider or longer, you might need an extra ball!